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The Michigan Association of Law Libraries has a total membership of 89.

Members were provided with two opportunities to get together during the 2007-2008 year. The first event was purely social with a dinner held Wednesday, October 17th at Gilbert & Blake's Seafood and Steak Grille in Okemos, MI. Approximately 25 members attended this event. 43 Members attended the Annual Business Meeting and Educational Program “Permanent Access and Change” held May 16, 2008, hosted by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids Campus. Morning sessions dealt with the AALL Authentication Report Permanent Access to Legal Information and featured Mary Alice Baish, AALL Acting Affairs Representative as the keynote speaker. Luncheon speaker, Darcy Kirk, AALL Secretary, provided the membership with an update on AALL activities and initiatives. The afternoon speaker, Barbara Bintliff Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law; Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law University of Colorado School of Law, talked about writing memos to effect change. The spring meeting was coordinated by the Education Committee: Aletha Honsowitz, Janet Hedin, Marlene Coir and Veronica Foster.

MichALL began to research the possibility of providing some type of scholarship. A special committee was formed to look at this and will continue to research this issue in 2008-2009 before making a recommendation to the Board.

President June VanWingen received funding from the Board to attend AALL Leadership Training in 2007.

The Newsletter published two issues in 2007-2008.

Officers for 2007-2008 were: President, June VanWingen; Vice President/President Elect, Aletha Honsowitz; Secretary, Janet Hedin; Treasurer, Barbara Bonge; Member-at-Large Kori Kasara and Helen Levenson; and Immediate Past President, Larissa Sullivant.

The nominating Committee (Aletha Honsowitz, Barbara Bonge and Kori Kasara) presented the slate of candidates for 2008-2009 and the following officers will lead MichALL in 2008-2009. President, Aletha L. Honsowitz; Vice President/President Elect, Clare Membiela; Secretary, Janet Hedin; Treasurer, Ann Cottongim; Member-at-Large, Helen Levenson; Member-at-Large, Elise Keller and Immediate Past President, June VanWingen.

Submitted by Aletha L. Honsowitz, Vice President/President Elect 2007-2008



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